Portrait of an Undercut | Short Hair

This week I got a refresher haircut at Rudy’s Barbershop in Belltown from Sarah and got this badass undercut. It follows my left ear in a C shape and is definitively edgy. Seattle photographer Sean Gumm kindly took this lovely portrait for me.

Last month I got my feet wet with an undercut which wasn’t quite as defined so I panicked after seeing how short it was. That said, I’ve warmed to it considerably and have gotten a TON of compliments on it.

The perks of an undercut? You can easily conceal it by letting the longer layers fall over the shorter hair. And when you want to be edgy, slick it over. And if it’s too short, it’ll grow out in no time.

The drawbacks is that you need to get it cut even more often than regular short hair to keep it up. But your hairstylist may have bang trim options for $5 or so to keep it fresh.

Short hair sisters, have you embraced the undercut?

Short Hair Sunday: Amanda

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Amanda from Omaha, Nebraska!

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Having short hair makes me feel:
Modern, sophisticated, and daring

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What made you decide to cut your hair?
It’s extremely thick and neither curly nor straight, making it completely unmanageable when long. I cut it to chin length when I was 16 and then to pixie length at 21, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. It also marks a turning point in my life, when I started to speak out more about politics and social concerns and I feel like having short hair gives me confidence to speak out.

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My short hair icon is:
Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, and this one girl in a science class I had once

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My favorite hair product is:
Got2b CrazySleek Flat Iron and Blow Dry Lotion

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
Just go for it! I think everyone looks great with short hair and if you don’t like it, it’ll grow back. It’s just hair, right? Ask around for a stylist who has a good reputation with short hair (even if it’s not your usual stylist) and get some good wax or pomade to style it with.

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If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Sophia Simone

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is hairstylist Sophia Simone, hailing from Kent, CA!

Having short hair makes me feel: 
Fierce, sassy and fashion forward.

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I was tired of having hair like everybody else. I cut my hair short and at age of 16. In high school, all the girls had long hair. I wasn’t like the other girls. Cutting my hair short felt liberating and allowed me to express myself.

My short hair icon is:
Charlize Theron

My favorite hair product is:
L’Oreal Professionnel true grip

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be? 
It’ll keep getting shorter. And with every cut, you feel even more sassy.

Check out Sophia on Pinterest. Also, Sophia has been my hairstylist for the last few years, so if you live between Seattle and Tacoma, visit Sophia at The Hair Lounge at 1626 S 310th St  Federal Way, WA 98003, (253) 941-3680.

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Jaana

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. This week is Jaana, hailing from Los Angeles, CA!

Having short hair makes me feel: 
sassy

What made you decide to cut your hair? 
I was sick of wearing it in a ponytail every single day.

My short hair icon is:
Michelle Williams

My favorite hair product is: 
Redken Powder Grip 03

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be? 
Do it! My thought process was that you only live once and short hair will always grow back if it doesn’t work out. No harm in trying!

Check out Jaana’s blog | Instagram

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sunday: Alexandra

In an effort to connect the short hair sisters of the world, each week for Short Hair Sunday, we’re going to feature a woman who is embracing her fierceness and femininity with short hair. First up is Alexandra from Denver, Colorado!

Having short hair makes me feel:
like a total bad a**!

What made you decide to cut your hair?
I had never been someone who was super attached to my hair style. I have dyed my hair probably a million times (and possibly just as many colors), and chopped it from long flowing locks into chin length bobs (sometimes by myself, yikes!) on several occasions. I first fell in love with the idea of a pixie cut when Natalie Portman graced the cover of Vogue in March of 2006. But didn’t have the courage to make the cut until several years later, in August of 2011, when I decided that I was ready for a drastic change. I don’t remember exactly what spurred on my desire for this change (quarter life crisis maybe?), but I can say that I don’t plan on going back to long hair any time soon (much to my husband’s dismay, I’m sure), because I love the feeling that my cropped coif invokes!

My short hair icon is:
My original cut was modeled after Ginnifer Goodwin, but I am increasingly inspired by street looks.

My favorite hair product is:
Paul Mitchell Flexible Style, Elastic Shaping Paste (this shaiza even works on my daughter’s long hair!)

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering short hair, what would it be?
People always comment that “short hair must be so easy to maintain”, but they don’t realize that rocking a pixie (especially my little faux hawk) is actually more work than having long hair. With a pixie you cannot just roll out of bed and go, unless you’re okay with looking like a peacock. And you have to make much more frequent trips to the salon in order for the cut to maintain its shape. If you’re considering a chop, be sure that you think long and hard about how much time you’re willing to put into maintenance.

Check out Alexandra’s blog Rhymes with Fashion

If you’d like to be featured on Short Hair Sunday, complete our submission form here then email photos of you rocking your short hair to sarah [at] cablecarcouture [dot] com. You can also become a contributor to the pinboard Short Hair Sisters and share!

Short Hair Sisters: Short Hair Inspiration From Real Women

Every time you go for a haircut, chances are you take a photo to your stylist for inspiration. Over the years I have taken photos of celebrities to my stylist, as I’m sure you have, too — women like Victoria Beckham, Anne Hathaway, Ginnifer Goodwin. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to derive inspiration from real women with short hair, women without professional stylists on hand off-camera, coiffing their hair to make it perfect for the paparazzi? So today I bring you short hair inspiration from real women.

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Calling All Short Hair Sisters: We Want You!

Do you have short hair? I’m featuring women with short hair on my blog and would love to include you! Just send a pic of you with your fab cropped ‘do to  sarah@cablecarcouture.com by January 31, 2013. (Even if you don’t currently have short hair but have rocked it in the past, you still qualify!)

If you would like to include a link back to your blog, send your blog details, too.

Linking up to: What I Wore Wednesday | Lily Among Thorns | Translatlantic Blonde